León has 10 trains daily from Madrid (trip time: 2 3/4 – 4 1/2 hr.). The station, Estación del Norte, Av. de Astorga 2 (tel. 90-232-03-20; www.renfe.es), is on the western bank of the Bernesga River. Cross the bridge near Plaza de Guzmán el Bueno. A one-way ticket from Madrid ranges from 35€ to 45€.
Most of León’s buses arrive and depart from the Estación de Autobuses, Paseo Ingeniero Sáenz de Miera (tel. 98-721-10-00). Three to five buses per day link León with Zamora and Salamanca, and there are 11 per day from Madrid (trip time: 4[bf]1/4 hr.). A one-way ticket on a direct regular bus from Madrid is 28€ to 43€ for the supra (comfortable) service. For more information on prices, call tel. 90-242-22-42.
León lies at the junction of five major highways coming from five different regions of Spain. From Madrid’s periphery, head northwest on the N-VI superhighway toward A Coruña. At Benavente, bear right onto the N-630.
The tourist office, Plaza de la Regla 3 (tel. 98-723-70-82; www.turismocastillayleon.com), is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 2pm and 4 to 7pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 5pm. From July to mid-September, the office remains open during lunch hours.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.